Trucking November 15, 2011
Daikin Reefer has unveiled new container refrigeration technology that meets carrier and shipper demands for low energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while providing precise cooling performance for chilled and frozen cargoes. The new LX10F container refrigeration unit, to be marketed under the brand name ZESTIA, uses Daikin's patented DC inverter scroll compressor technology to deliver large energy savings of approximately 45 percent compared other units.
Traditional single speed compressors can only deliver a fixed amount of cooling and heat and have to operate on a 'stop-start' principle to maintain a set temperature. By contrast, inverter compressors run at variable speeds, allowing cooling capacity to be adjusted according to cargo needs, ambient conditions, and how the refrigeration unit is being used. This provides a more flexible, energy-efficient, and accurate way of dealing with the extremes of perishable cargo transport.
Along with the new DC-inverter technology, ZESTIA incorporates a number of advanced control features to further improve ease of operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The unit's microprocessor controller has been significantly enhanced, with a user-friendly large, backlit LCD screen to give a clear view of temperature records even in dark conditions, including new graphical data display.
Authorized users can also now download trip data and upload software by using a USB memory stick in around 30 seconds, rather than needing to plug in a laptop into the controller. Also new is the use of LED indicator lights on the controller, helping users to identify failed parts and avoid misdiagnosis of faults.